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Longest operating casino in Vegas honored

Longest operating casino in Vegas honored

The hotel and casino with the oldest active gaming license in Southern Nevada was honored this month with a commemorative plaque from the historical preservation group E Clampus Vitus. Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, is located in Henderson on the drive between Las Vegas and Boulder City. Many tourists pass the [...]

Postcards & photos of Vegas then & now

Postcards & photos of Vegas then & now

Before everyone’s favorite stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard was known as the Las Vegas Strip, it was the sparser South Los Angeles Highway. The street’s first resort, El Rancho, opened in 1941, followed by the Last Fronteir in 1942 and the Flamingo in 1946. Of course, The Strip has undergone some major transformations and several implosions over the years and is [...]

Flashback Friday: Boo Boo, Where’s Yogi?

Flashback Friday: Boo Boo, Where’s Yogi?

Trying to break the bank in Vegas proves to be extra challenging when Boo Boo, an 850-pound performing bear, is at the blackjack tables. Boo Boo thought Joyce Hutchings (left), really should have taken an extra card. This photo was taken in 1969, when Boo Boo and five other bears, performed at Circus Circus. Circus [...]

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